April 30, 2010 5


“Toronto’s Waterfront Reimagined”

This article first appeared in the Globe & Mail two weeks ago, but just based on the photo below, I knew I had to work it into my blog eventually!

Peter Freed of Freed Developments has single-handedly transformed the face of King West and now he has his sights set on Toronto’s waterfront.

It might be outlandish, but at least he’s making an effort…

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April 29, 2010 7


The “Starbucks Effect”

You won’t find this in any real estate textbook, nor will it show up in any “investor’s guide to real estate.”

And while others may have noted this effect before, I’d like to think I’m one of the pioneers as I put this in writing.

Simply put: real estate is worth more if there is a Starbucks close by…

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April 27, 2010 7


Old Is New Again: Eleven Residences

Here is something truly unique.

A five year old condo, which really an apartment building, but is actually a condo, is refurbished and re-launched.

Do you follow?  Read the rest, and you will…

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April 26, 2010 6


The Blackberry 8700

“And on the seventh day, God created the Blackberry 8700r and then he rested.”

But then, for some unknown reason, the public demanded the ability to plug their brains directly into their mobile phones and become one with their cellular devices.

Is there such a thing as “overdoing it?”

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April 23, 2010 4



I’ve noticed an increasing trend among my buyer-clients these days: they all compare the houses and condos that we look at to those of their freinds, family, and colleagues.

“I like it…..but I like Sebastien‘s kitchen more.”

“The floors are nice….but think about those floors in Nancy‘s condo!”

Isn’t envy one of the seven deadly sins?

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April 22, 2010 7


Under The Bridge

Awesome song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but also the title of this video I shot yesterday afternoon.

What started on Tuesday with the question, “Why would you buy a waterfront condo without a waterfront view,” has now morphed into a conversation about units next to the Gardiner Expressway that stare RIGHT at it…

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